Selected Reading On General Wood Carpentry

Procedure code:
600101R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Wood and Plastics
Section:
Carpentry Work
Last Modified:
08/11/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Briscoe, Frank. "Wood-Destroying Insects." The Old-House Journal, March/April 1991, pp. 34-39.
  • Eisenberg, Donna T. "Identifying Wood Rot." Building Renovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.
  • Grimmer, Anne E. "Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings." Preservation Brief #6. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1979.
  • Jones, Larry. "Wood Woes." The Old-House Journal, September 1986, pp. 325-327.
  • ________. "Epoxy Consolidation." The Old-House Journal, April 1982, p. 86.
  • Kahn, Eve M. "Wood Restoration: Epoxies Fill in the Gaps." Traditional Building, September/October 1991, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 16-23.
  • Keiser, Alan D. and Shelby R. "Demystifying Epoxy, Using Epoxies to Repair Damaged Wood." The Old-House Journal, May 1982, pp. 103-106.
  • Kline, Roger & Donna. "Detection And Treatment of Wood Destroying Insects." The Old-House Journal, June 1976, p. 5.
  • Labine, Clem. "Defeating Decay." The Old-House Journal, May 1981, pp. 103-106.
  • ________. "Insects That Eat Houses." The Old-House Journal, June 1981, pp. 129-132.
  • Leeke, John. "How to Use Epoxies to Repair Rotted Exterior Wood." The Old-House Journal, May/June 1989, pp. 22-26.
  • O'Donnell, Bill. "After You Ship...Before You Finish." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1987, pp. 43-47.
  • Poore, Patricia. "Stripping Paint from Exterior Wood." The Old-House Journal, December 1985, pp. 207-211.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "How To Keep Wood From Rotting." The Old-House Journal, December 1983, pp. 225-228.
  • Weeks, Kay D., and David W. Look. "Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork." Preservation Brief #10. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1982.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Ellis, George. Modern Practical Joinery. 3rd.ed. New York: Scribners, 1902; reprint ed., Fresno, CA: Linden Publishing Company Inc., 1987.
  • Phillips, Morgan W., and Judith E. Selwyn. Epoxies for Wood Repairs in Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, 1978.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.

Other References

  • Avrami, Erica C. "Preserving Wood Features in Historic Buildings: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13